December 2023

Voting rights groups claim election officials in Mississippi’s largest county have failed to provide sufficient information about the problems which led to ballot shortages in November’s statewide election. Hinds County Election Commissioners ordered incorrect ballots, leading to ballot shortages at several locations hindering citizens ability to cast their vote in the competitive governor's race and full slate of down ballot elections. Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage Credit:Ken Lund (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Many Black Americans and voting rights advocates are comparing Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamys’ proposal to institute a civics test for young voters to voting restrictions on African Americans in place before the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Ramaswamys’ proposal would require Americans aged 18-24 to pass the same civics test required for immigrants to become citizens of the United States unless they complete six months of military or first-responder service. Carol Anderson, an Emory University Professor, compared the candidates plan to literacy

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed several election related bills passed by Democrats in the crucial swing state. The new legislation allows 16 year olds to register before they can legally vote at 18, provides more protections to election officials, and automatically registers individuals to vote when they are released from incarceration. Visit CBS News to learn moreImage Credit:Michigan Municipal League (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)